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At last year’s Orion Music + More, Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo reunited with Suicidal Tendencies for a short set that also included songs from Infectious Grooves. Now fans will get to see a proper reunion, as the original lineup of Infectious Grooves will be performing at this summer’s edition of Orion.
In case you’re not all that familiar with Infectious Grooves, watch Trujillo giving a brief oral history in the video above. In short, though, the group was essentially a funk/hard rock project formed by Trujillo and Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. Rounding up the lineup was Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Dean Pleasants and guitarist Adam Siegel. While Perkins, Pleasants, Trujillo and Muir will be partaking in said reunion, Siegel supposedly is unavailable. That’s why they are bringing in former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin to fill in (no word on whether Infectious Grooves will be playing on the same day as Peeping Tom, featuring Martin’s former bandmate).
Whether you even remember hearing Infectious Grooves’ two albums, this is a pretty cool addition to an already impressive festival lineup. At the very least, it’ll give you the chance to see Trujillo back onstage with Cyco Miko and playing with Jim Martin (who has been pretty inactive music-wise). Other additions to Orion 2013’s lineup include Rocket From The Crypt, Vista Chino, Dead Sara, Matt Clarke, and Calico.
Last month, Korn announced that former guitarist Brian “Head” Welch will perform with them at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Nürburgring and Nürnberg, Germany this coming June. Though only two shows have been confirmed so far, this “reunion” has made many fans ask whether this will lead Welch to permanently rejoining the group he left in 2005 after finding Jesus. Well as it turns out, that’s exactly what Korn is hoping for.
While aboard on last week’s ShipRocked cruise, Loudwire spoke with guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer. The entire interview can be seen in the video above, but Shaffer had the following to say when asked if he hoped Welch will rejoin Korn:
“I don’t project it, but yeah, that’s the hope, that’s the optimism of this… But we do one thing at a time and see how it develops and then talk about it, instead of rushing into something and then being… everyone’s unhappy again and then there’s an ugly split. That’s the last thing we want. So we’ll just take it step by step and sort of figure out how each thing… we’ll see how the show go, we’ll see how things transpire … Cause there’s gonna be rehearsals, there’s gonna be interactions, obviously, because we have to get ready for the show and anything else that might happen. Who knows? We might get in a giant fight and then call the whole show off. But I doubt it.”
So while he makes it clear that Korn isn’t rushing into anything, Shaffer also makes it obviously that the band hopes these two shows will lead to more (if not a permanent reunion). And unless if something really bad happens leading up to the show, it’s a safe bet that Welch will rejoin Korn for good this time next year.
The new Queens Of The Stone Age album already has Dave Grohl playing drums and a guest appearance from Trent Reznor. Now there’s one more name we can add to the album’s credits: former bassist Nick Oliveri.
According to a Facebook post made by his group Mondo Generator, Nick Oliveri recently recorded vocals for the new QOTSA album. Though this doesn’t mark the first collaboration between Oliveri and Josh Homme since the two made amends, this will mark his first contribution to a QOTSA album since 2002’s Songs For The Deaf. Thus, this is extremely exciting news for anyone who felt the group hasn’t done anything worth noting since Oliveri’s departure.
But that’s not all the Facebook post revealed. In addition to the QOTSA news, the post ALSO claims that Oliveri has rejoined Kyuss Lives! As you may recall, Oliveri (who has already been dealing with his own legal troubles, to put it mildly) left the group in the middle of a lawsuit Homme and Scott Reeder filed against singer John Garcia and drummer Brant Bjork over the “Kyuss” moniker. And in a recent court ruling, Garcia and Bjork were barred from recording and releasing material under the name Kyuss Lives!, though allowed to perform under the moniker as long as not solely billed as “Kyuss.” So with that in mind, we’re surprised Oliveri has anything to rejoin in the first place. It should be noted, though, that no one from Kyuss’ camp (or whatever remains of it) has yet to comment.
Either way, this is a lot of news that’ll likely make most Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss fans pleased.
The bad blood between Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser has essentially prevented the “classic” lineup of Sepultura from reuniting. Hell, it even took Max a while to reunite with his brother Igor Cavalera. So old-school Sepultura fans will have to settle for a mini-reunion of the Morbid Visions lineup.
While performing in Belo Horizonte, Brazil this past Friday (November 16), Max and Igor’s Cavalera Conspiracy was joined onstage by guitarist Jairo Guedz. As you may recall, Guedz appears on Sepultura’s debut EP Bestial Devastation and debut full-length Morbid Visions before leaving the group in 1987. Though he’s previously joined the current version of Sepultura onstage over the past few years (appearing on the 2005 live DVD/CD Live In São Paulo), it’s pretty cool to see Guedz on stage with the Cavalera brothers, especially Max.
Watch the Cavalera Conspiracy perform “Troops Of Doom” with Guedz in the video above.
Back in May, Korn surprised fans at the Carolina Rebellion festival when they had former guitarist Brian “Head” Welch join them onstage to perform “Blind.” And next Summer, German fans will get to see the nu-metal group with their original guitarist not once, but twice.
Korn announced yesterday that Welch (who left the group back in 2005 after becoming a born again Christian) will perform with them at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June, 2013 in Nürburgring and Nürnberg, Germany. “HEAD returns as a special guest to play two full shows with KoRn for the first time since 2004. ‘Like’ if you want to see KoRn live with all 5 members and discuss @http://korn.com/forum/,” Korn posted on Facebook along with the picture above.
As Korn mention, this will mark the first time Welch has performed a full set with Korn in seven years. So far, these are the only two shows they’ve announce with Welch. But could more shows be on the way? Sure, Welch might be busy with his new band Love And Death, but considering that he and Korn are back on good terms after years of bad blood, it wouldn’t surprise us if this could lead to a reunion. Whether drummer David Silveria will ever return, though, is less likely.
The Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals will take place June 7-9, 2013 in the German towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively. Watch multi-angle footage of Korn’s Carolina Rebellion performance with Welch after the jump. Read more »
Influential hardcore/post hardcore label Revelation Records celebrated their 25th Anniversary this past weekend with a four-day anniversary show at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. A special guest on the fourth day had been highly rumored to be Quicksand, a rumor that turned out to be true. The band’s first release was a four song EP on Revelation in 1990. They then moved to Island/Polydor, where they released two albums before breaking up in 1995. They reuinited 1997 before finally breaking up in 1999.
Given the band’s New York lineage (frontman Walter Schriefels formed the band after Gorilla Biscuits broke up), it would make sense for them to at least do one reunion show on the East Coast. Although the reunion was apparently just a one-off, considering how quickly it came together, it wouldn’t be too surprising if they did a surprise reunion in NYC, although that’s likely dependent on bassist Sergio Vega’s commitments to Deftones. Meanwhile, check out some fan-filmed footage of “Fazer” and “Dine Alone.”
Shortly after Robbie Crane’s departure earlier this year, it was rumored that bassist Juan Croucier would be rejoining Ratt (at least for their performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, MD). Well, last Saturday night (May 12), Ratt indeed performed with Croucier for the first time in about 20 years. And now video of their entire performance can be seen in the video above.
It’s still not exactly clear whether Croucier has rejoined the band permanently. However, singer Stephen Pearcy did reveal via Twitter that more shows with the bassist would be announced soon. Granted, Croucier admitted in an interview with Legendary Rock last Fall that it would be hard to ignore the “very nasty things said and done to me by my former band mates in Ratt” if ever asked to rejoin. But as Ratt have proven themselves in the past year, even some trouble in rattadise couldn’t prevent a reunion.
Watch Ratt’s entire set at this year’s M3 Rock Festival in the video above.
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It has been revealed today that Chiodos have reunited with original singer Craig Owens. While exact details regarding the post-hardcore band’s plans are still hazy, a teaser video posted on their website confirms the news. The AltPress have also confirmed Owens’ return to the group. The announcement comes almost a month after Brandon Bolmer (Owens’ replacement) and drummer Tanner Wayne announced their departures from Chiodos.
It’s safe to assume that the return of Owens, who was “let go” by the group in 2009, is good news. To many, Owens was an integral part of Chiodos. It’s a belief further proven by the first week sales of Chiodos’ last album (with Bolmer) Illuminaudio compared to the first week sales Owens’ other project Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows. But as we mentioned before, it’s not exactly clear what Chiodos and Owens are planning together (i.e. whether this is a one-off reunion or if he’s back for good). It also remains clear if a replacement for Wayne has been chosen yet.
We’ll keep you posted when more is revealed. For now, you can watch Chiodos teaser/announcement video over at their website
Hear that sound? That’s the sound of thousands of hardcore and punk fans booking travel to San Francisco, as it’s just been announced that Refused will be playing the Warfield in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 18th. The show will take place in between the Swedish band’s two performances at the Coachella festival, which will be taking place on April 13th and 20th. Along with the reformation of At the Drive In for the festival, pretty much anyone into punk, hardcore and emo that was 13-28 in the mid-90s heyday of both bands probably made a decision to go to Indio in April. But the relatively intimate setting of the 2250-capacity of the Warfield will be a much better vantage point to see the second show from Refused since their 11-year hiatus. To keep the punk vibe up, Refused will be bringing along their Swedish brethren in The Hives, and The Bronx will also perform. Can you scream? Why yes you can. Check out the video for “New Noise” (aka hardcore’s “Stairway to Heaven”) above.
Remember The Darkness? The UK band was a sensation in the early 2000s with their debut album, Permission To Land, largely due to the incredibly high-pitched vocals and tongue-in-cheek humor of frontman Justin Hawkins. Their follow-up, One Way Ticket To Hell.. And Back fizzled, and plagued by drug use, the band broke up in 2006. We’d mentioned that they reunited to work on a third album, and were playing the Download Festival in June of next year. Well, now it looks like they’ll be headed to North America to play some shows in February. Say what you will about the band’s albums, but they bring it live, and their first appearances in the states since 2004 should make for a good time. The band tells Rolling Stone that they’ll be recording the album in Nashville in January. Concertgoers can expect to hear some of the new songs in the set. The dates are as follows:
Feb. 01 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 03 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 04 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Feb. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
Feb. 08 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Feb. 10 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – Metro
Feb. 12 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb. 15 – Denver, CO – Summit
Feb. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Feb. 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
Feb. 19 – Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore